Brockton Man Sentenced for Setting Fire to Woman’s Apartment
BROCKTON (1420 WBSM) — A Brockton man was sentenced to 12 to 13 years in state prison for setting fire to a woman’s apartment and cutting off his GPS monitoring bracelet.
Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced that Laroy Cox, 48, of Brockton pleaded guilty on October 6 in Brockton Superior Court to three counts of attempted murder and one count each of arson of a dwelling and malicious destruction of property under $1,200.
He was sentenced to serve 12 to 13 years in state prison.
According to Cruz, on May 21, 2021, Cox set fire to the Brockton apartment of the victim, who had an active restraining order out against him.
“Probation officials tracked Cox to the site and time of the fire because he was wearing his GPS monitoring bracelet,” Cruz stated in a release. “Following the incident, Cox cut off his bracelet, and continued to make contact with the victim.”
A warrant was sought for his arrest, and Cox was apprehended on June 8, 2021.